Think clearly, speak frankly

Published on April 29, 2015 10:15:15 AM
Saurabh Kumar, Managing Director, Energy Efficiency Services Ltd, New Delhi, Nature has been very kind to the mankind over centuries, generously providing many resources for its wellbeing. But, the man, with scant respect towards the nature, has over-exploited the nature. The indiscriminate exploitation of natural resources has reached such a stage that it has had a harmful impact on environment and society.

Take the example of devastating earthquake that occurred in Nepal. We cannot prevent the natural calamities, but we can definitely reduce their impact by taking preventive measures such as environmental protection, water conservation, energy savings and adoption of energy efficiency measures. We should accept the ground realities without any hypocrisy and should think positively, speak frankly to take care of the environmental issues to stay healthy and alive.

Our Prime Minister Narendra Modi has embarked upon a noble mission of Swachh Bharat to create a clean and green society. To accomplish this mission, what we need to do is to stop exploit the natural resources. We should always remember the formula: I = PAT ( Impact = Population x Affluence x Technology. As an energy expert, I advocate the people to go in for green energy. Conversely, the term brown energy is used to signify just the opposite. Brown energy is considered not clean, and refers to sources of energy that use non-renewable resources.

We are fortunate that the PM from the day one has been advocating the significance of energy conservation and appealing to all stakeholders to treat energy conservation as National Service. I must complement our Energy Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha for his relentless efforts on this front for the benefit of posterity. Recently Energy Minister Piyush Goyal rightly said "What we are today is the result of our own past actions; whatever we wish to be in future depends on our present actions.

To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only hope.” Depletion of Ozone layer, pollution of rivers, rapid industrialization and massive deforestation are some of the dangers for survival of life. They can be reduced through plantation drives, limiting vehicles, enhancing energy conservation. I would like to extend my thanks to Metro India for this campaign that will help create a Swachh Bharat.